Issue 587 Volume 3 Number 87
It’s Thursday, August 11, 2022 and we note that the Kanata Food Cupboard has opened their annual Back to School Programme for any Kanata student who needs help with school supplies. Registration is until August 18.
▪️It’s all things basketball at the Championship Weekend Ottawa 2022, running until Sunday. The schedule is packed with a 3x3 basketball tournament, player appearances and games, community basketball clinics, concerts, mural painting and food and drink. Presented by the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) and the Ottawa Blackjacks Basketball Club.
▪️The Great India Festival presents Maha Bharatotsav, a celebration of Indian food, culture, and heritage at Marian Dewar Plaza. Today through Sunday, 11:00am to 10:30pm, Ottawa City Hall.
▪️The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival celebrating Indigenous-made film, video, media art, music and performance continues until Saturday at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Club Saw, and Gallery 101. Featured on Saturday is Bootlegger, an award-winning 2021 film largely filmed in Kitigan Zibi.
▪️Tony award-winning emo musical Dear Evan Hansen continues at the National Art Centre until Saturday.
▪️Find TWIST Fibre Festival – Festival de la fibre Twist (August 12-14) about an hour’s drive from downtown Ottawa in Saint-André-Avelin, Qc. 530 Rue Charles Auguste Montreuil. It’s an opportunity to take in a workshop, view and buy yarn, textiles, and accessories, and there are even sheep dog herding demonstrations.
▪️Ottawa Garden Festival – Festival du Jardin Ottawa (August 12 - 21) aims to promote Ottawa as “A City of Gardens” and celebrates how gardening and gardens themselves have helped Canadians throughout the pandemic. Take self-guided tours of Zen, ccommunity, and Botanical gardens, take part in yoga in the National Gallery’s Sunken Garden, and even enjoy a special Botanics Cocktail at the Tavern at the Gallery (380 Sussex Drive).
▪️Square Lemon returns to the Glebe Community Centre with the Summer in the City Market, from 10:30am to 3:00pm. In addition to the vendor lineup of over 40 makers, artisans, and artists, visitors can participate in a workshop as well as a silent auction for the Lemon Aid partner for the month, Ottawa Therapy Dogs. 173 Third Ave., 10:30am to 3:00pm.
▪️The sort-of-monthly 613 Flea is back at Landsdown Park with 130 vendors. Still free, from 10 am to 4 pm.
▪️The Urban Botonist welcomes local businesses to its Plant & Pottery Pop Up at 877 Boyd Avenue from 10:00am to 4:00pm. You’ll find artisans, a tool garage sale, and a visit by Gather Food Truck.
▪️Are you taking the family to Puppets Up Festival in Almonte this weekend? Your ticket also includes free admission to the Textile Museum of Mississippi Mills. The museum is open from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
▪️Ottawa Greet Festival continues this weekend.
▪️In Perth, Katherine Muir Miller Gallery is holding A Midsummer Night in Perth. Check out the art in the gallery, shop the handmade hats by Queen Bee Millinery, and enjoy food by Gather restaurant.
▪️OOh Festival, a Music, Arts & Streetwear Festival by Oohmasf and Real Fly Market will bring together vintage fashion, music, and food at the Ottawa sign at 110 York Street in the ByWard Market. 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Free admission.
▪️Ottawa Kitten Rescue’s Bottle Drive will have drop off points from Stittsville to Orleans. Check the event Facebook page for updates
Please also consider donating to the organization, which needs help covering vet bills. They’ve had to close for intake of kittens needing homes, because of a lack of fosterers, adopters, and funds.
▪️In the interest of balance, Ottawa Dog Rescue will be holding a Patio Party at the Starbucks in Westboro, 421 Richmond Road. There’s a free coffee with your donation, and a raffle for a Starbucks basket. You’ll also meet some adoptable dogs. 9:00am to 1:00pm.
▪️After a two year Covid shutdown, the Riverkeeper Open Water Swim/Nage en eau litre Garde-rivière is back. Presented by Canaqua Sports and Ottawa Riverkeepers, the Riverkeeper 4K open water swim is designed to raise awareness of the need for swimmable, drinkable, fishable waters. Today (Thursday August 11) is the final day to register for either the 1.5K race ($70) or the 4.0K race ($80). Both races start and finish at the Lac Deschênes Sailing Club. Thanksto our reader Scott for the heads up on this event.
▪️If you’re a fan of pro wrestling head to Hammond Golf & Country Club for Classic Championship Wrestling. In addition to a 90-minute family friendly wrestling tournament, you’ll find Broken Stick Brewing Company on site with delicious craft beer.
▪️Red Apron presents the Real Food Round-Up, where you can enjoy the food stylings of Gather Food Truck, Sula Wok, Pascale’s Ice Cream, and more local purveyors of food and drink. 410 Gladstone (in the parking lot) from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
▪️Deacan Brodies celebrates a Scotland with A visit to the Lowlands at 4:00pm. Each ticket includes a dram of four different Lowlands whiskies. Tickets cost $62+ tax per person, and must be booked in advance.
Deals of the day
▪️BKind has launched a new range of products called Pink Pepper, a melange of pink pepper and cedar wood, brown sugar, and vanilla. For a limited time, when you order $65 of BKind products you’ll get a free discovery kit of Pink Pepper body items. Use the code THINKPINK for your free kit.
▪️Buy one piece of swimwear from Viens Avec Moi and get a second one half off.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
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